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The 16th century of the Anno Domini dating system was defined as the period from 1501 to 1600.

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Events[]

  • 1503 - (DW: "City of Death")
  • 1504 - ("The Ghosts of N-Space")
  • 1505 - (DW: "City of Death")
  • 1509 - The gargoyles of Mary Tudor Tower at Windsor Castle are built in this year. (DW: "Silver Nemesis")
  • 1519 - Leonardo da Vinci dies. (DW: "City of Death")
  • 1520 - Hernán Cortés lands in Mexico and conquers the Aztecs. (DW: "The Aztecs")
  • The Dissolution of the Monasteries takes place under the leadership of King Henry VIII of England. The Convent of the Little Sisters of St Gudula is among the religious establishments affected. (DW: "The Stones of Blood")
  • 1533 - (DW: "Legend of the Sea Devils")
  • 1537 - Lady Jane Grey is born. (SJA: "Lost in Time")
  • 1540 - (DW: "Tooth and Claw")
  • 1553 -
    • 10 July - (SJA: "Lost in Time")
    • 19 July - (SJA: "Lost in Time")
  • 1562 - One hundred Huguenots are slaughtered by Catholics in the massacre of Vassy. (DW: "The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve")
    • (DW: "The Day of the Doctor")
  • 1563 - Isabella is born. (DW: "The Vampires of Venice")
  • 1572 -
    • 24 August - St. Bartholomew's Day massacre. (DW: "The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve")
    • Boscombe Hall is built on the site of what was formerly the Convent of the Little Sisters of St Gudula. (DW: "The Stones of Blood")
  • 1580 - (DW: "The Vampires of Venice")
  • 1587 - Sir Bothwell Chase completes the west wing of the Chase estate shortly before his execution. (DW: "The Seeds of Doom")
  • 1590s - (DW: "The Chase")
  • 1598 - (DW: "The Shakespeare Code")
  • 1599 - (DW: "The Shakespeare Code")

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